CHESTER HAS MOVED!: How Did the Blogosphere Get Fooled on Ukraine?

Thursday, December 23, 2004

How Did the Blogosphere Get Fooled on Ukraine?

Transatlantic Intelligencer offers a differeing opinion on Ukraine, which we believe has been expressed in comments on this site as well.

3 Comments:

Blogger El Jefe Maximo said...

To shamelessly toot my own horn: while I am generally sympathetic to the Ukrainian democracy activists, I, also, tend to take a different view of the Ukraine situation, which I have articulated here:

http://dhchaos.blogspot.com/2004/12/what-is-us-doing-in-ukraine.html

December 23, 2004 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Really, this is all such nutty tripe.

MSM isn't wrong about EVERYTHING. Were they wrong to support Yeltsin against the old Coup Leaders? You think there weren't a few anti-Semites who supported Yeltsin standing in front of the tanks at the Russian White House?

Yankovich is a front-man for a hideously corrupt and murderous kleptocracy, as well as for Russian irredentism.

Yushchenko is a pretty decent sort and a dull banker who tried to bring fiscal reform and transparency to Ukrainian government and was chased out of office for doing it.

And Yushchenko--sorry to those who point out POSSIBLE trivial kinds of fraud on his behalf--OBVIOUSLY won the election! Whereas, MASSIVE fraud was committed by Kuchma/Yankovich (i.e., the BAD guys.)

Let's try arguing that al-Sadr was a pretty good fellow who is misunderstood and Allawi (who has a lot more faults than Yushchenko) should be getting the finger from us; do you buy that one?

Sorry, but this Orange Revolution thing is not a battle of the grays, it's a triumph of the human spirit. Wake up, sillies!

Jeff

December 23, 2004 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

And the bloggers didn't MISS the Orange Revolution. They were and ARE an ongoing part of it.

Try:
http://www.orangeukraine.squarespace.com/

http://www.postmodernclog.com/

http://www.tulipgirl.com/

SCSU Scholars, a part of the Northern Alliance of conservative bloggers, is doing other stuff now, but they were posting constantly with great stuff during the big demonstrations, etc.

Jeff

December 23, 2004 at 1:04 PM  

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